Category: Coaching

Marriage Awakening - 3 Ways to Become a Better Mother 0

3 Ways to Become a Better Mother

Motherhood is hard. It’s not only physically draining, but also emotionally draining. Just ask any parent who has sat with her child in a hospital emergency or surgery waiting room. In my case, I feel emotionally drained after about 20 minutes of driving practice with one of our teenagers! Emotional stress can actually manifest itself in physical ways. When you are emotionally tired, you may also feel physically tired, moody, cranky, and even start to gain weight. Most mothers tend to put a lot of pressure on themselves to be the best mother they can be. They compare themselves to...

Marriage Awakening - What's The Point? 0

What is the Point?

What is the Point?  At some moment in our life we have probably asked ourselves or someone else this very question.  I think a more specific inquiry would be, what is the purpose of life, or maybe what is our purpose?  In fact, many times when we are teaching other married couples I often ask questions like these, “What is the purpose of your marriage”, and I usually follow up with, “What is the purpose of our lives?” In speaking to others, many times I notice that this is something couples have never specifically asked themselves.  If they have, it’s...

Marriage Awakening - Why You Should Marry Your Sole Mate 0

Why You Should Marry Your Sole Mate

At one time in my life I was very much into the idea of finding my soul mate. It’s an incredibly romantic notion that I learned from hearing the term soul mate from many different areas of my life. My teenage brother would boast about the girl he was dating and how they were soul mates. On television a star-crossed couple would agonize over their plight to stay with their soul mate. I listened as people said whether or not their current partner was the one or not. I still hear adults who are about to get married, describe their...

Marriage Awakening - Color Your Marriage 0

Color Your Marriage Event

Several years ago the beginnings of our marriage ministry began in a great local church in Miami, OK.  We were blessed to be given the opportunity by some wonderful leadership in the church to minister to other couples in the area.  As time went on we received much training, and attained many relationship tools in our pursuit of a successful marriage ministry. As we continued serving other couples through mentoring opportunities and date night events, we ran across something very unique and wonderful.  One day we met a very fun and sincere couple who were going to teach some relationship...

Marriage Awakening - Blended & Blessed 0

Blended & Blessed Event

    For those of you who know us, you know that some of the advice we give to couples are in regards to investing in your own marriage.  We also recommend a great way to invest in your marriage is to take some time out for a marriage retreat.  A few years ago while Kate and I were speaking at one of these annual marriage retreats called the International Marriage Conference, we had the opportunity to meet Ron Deal.  He was the keynote speaker, and we were some of the workshop speakers at this event.  One night all the speakers...

Marriage Awakening - New Year’s Resolutions or Goals 0

New Year’s Resolutions or Goals

On the first day of the new year, I jokingly posted a Facebook status around 2:00 pm that said I’d already failed my New Years Resolution. It’s true that I wanted to try to eat a little better, and it’s true that we ordered pizza and I may have had some Oreos.  This brings me to an excellent point about resolutions verses goals. You see a resolution is defined as, “a firm decision to do or not to do something” where as a goal is “the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.” If you look...

FamilyLife Today - Marriage Awakening 0

FamilyLife Today Broadcast – Blended Families

We are excited to announce that Jerry & Kate Angelo (that’s us) will be featured on the FamilyLife Today broadcast on July 5 & 6 of 2016.  Beginning on those days and the days following, you will be able to listen to the show live on your local Bott Radio Network radio station or from FamilyLife Today‘s website link of the show “The Complex World of a Blended Family“.  During the two-part interview that we had with Dennis Rainey, Bob Lepine, and our friend Ron Deal, we discussed our own personal testimony and the complexities of a blended family.   We hope that these two segments...

Marriage Awakening - Emotional Intelligence - EQ 0

Increasing Emotional Intelligence Through Self Awareness

Have you ever known someone, a friend or relative maybe, that lives their life purely by how they feel?  They make important decisions in the heat of the moment and wonder why things never work out for them.  This is also the kind of person who always blurts out the first thought that pops into their head and then follows it up with something like, “That’s just who I am, I don’t have any filter, deal with it”.  While this behavior can be fun for that person or even comical to the rest of us, it can also be very dangerous in terms...

Marriage Awakening - Successful Marriage 0

7 Simple Tips for a Successful Marriage

Have you ever seen that couple who has been married 30, 40, 50 years or more?  I’m happy to say that my parents fell into this category.  While it wasn’t always an easy journey, they discovered some things along the way to be successful.  Inevitably, someone always asks these seasoned married couples,  “What is your secret to success in marriage?”  While I haven’t complied a list of responses from these marriage veterans, I have compiled a list of seven simple tips of what research and what the bible has to say about having a successful marriage.  Although they may be simple, they...

Marriage Awakening - Discuss Before You Marry 2

5 Things to Discuss Before You Marry

From the moment you get engaged, to the moment you say, “I do” you and your future spouse are in a whirlwind of emotions ranging from love, stress, planning, happiness, crankiness, and so much more. You will probably spend more time, thought, and effort into planning and preparing for your wedding than you will for your marriage. In fact, many girls start planning their wedding day before they even meet their future husband. Imagine my surprise when my then 13 year old daughter began pinning rings, dresses, flowers, and hair styles to her “Wedding” board on Pinterest. All this to...